You go, Seattle U. Once again you have displayed your commitment to academic excellence, to contributing to various discourses, and to building understanding between people of different communities.
This time, the Seattle U community outdid itself by producing the most 2014-2015 U.S. Fulbright Scholars among master’s institutions, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Seattle U also ranked number eight for producing four 2014-2015 Fulbright students pursuing master’s degrees.
These achievements show that we have undoubtedly impressive scholars practicing at Seattle U. It also shows how lucky Seattle U students are to have such an effective support system that helps them achieve their goals and prepare them for a competitive world. The Office of Fellowships and Fulbright Student Program Advisers, for instance, work tirelessly to ensure that students fine tune their resumes, craft solid grant proposals and have savvy interview skills before they apply for prestigious programs like the Fulbright program. It is likely in large part thanks to the assistance of our dedicated faculty and staff that we have such a long list of Fulbright students—36 since the 1994-95 academic year.
Now that these students and faculty members have earned the prestigious scholarship, they will be able to study, conduct research and exercise their talents abroad in places like Rwanda, Ethiopia and Belarus, further deepening their sense of responsibility for themselves and the community.
With the determination of students and support of faculty and staff, it is likely that Seattle U will continue to produce Fulbright scholars in years to come.